Nothing remains stagnant in the NHL. Teams are always developing players, scouting new ones and trying to build for the future. Much of this goes on behind the scenes and many fans are unaware of the details of this process.
Here is a longer term look at each NHL franchise and how they are building for the future. If these blueprints go according to plan, each NHL team has a chance to win the Stanley Cup in the next five years. In this article, we take a look at how that may be possible for each team, what they need to do to make it happen and some of the players and prospects that may help them reach that ultimate goal.
Obviously, some teams are closer to this goal than others and the ones who are contenders now are easier to discuss and break down than those teams that are several years away from contention.
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